Stanford set for Elite 8 showdown with Louisville

Stanford is one win away from advancing to Houston, Texas and their second straight College Cup.

By Connor Buestad |

The defending National Champion Stanford Men's Soccer Team is one win away from a repeat trip to the 2016 College Cup. After a dramatic double OT win over Virginia in the Sweet 16, the Cardinal now head on the road to face the Louisville Cardinals. The match will air on at 4pm PST. If the 5th seeded Cardinal can get past #4 Louisville they will face the winner of unseeded Virginia Tech and #2 Wake Forest. The other half of this year's college soccer bracket consists of unranked Providence V. #9 North Carolina and #3 Clemson V. #6 Denver.

Stanford is coming off their third straight PAC-12 championship and their 14th conference title in program history. This year's team is led by Foster Langsdorf (co-PAC-12 Player of the Year) and Tomas Hilliard-Acre (PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year).

Louisville enters Saturday's match coming off a home win versus Notre Dame. Their best player, Tim Kubel is among the finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy or the Heisman of college soccer. The defender ranks fifth nationally with 11 assists for Louisville.